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Micromax eyes stake in Korea’s Pantech – sources

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s No.2 smartphone marker Micromax Informatics Ltd has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korean peer Pantech Co Ltd as part of its drive to expand [...] » More

Korea spurns North’s call for joint drone probe

Korea spurns North’s call for joint drone probe

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Tuesday rejected Pyongyang’s proposal for a joint investigation into three crashed drones that Seoul believes originated in North Korea. “The [...] » More

Micromax eyes stake in Korea’s Pantech – sources

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s No.2 smartphone marker Micromax Informatics Ltd has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korean peer Pantech Co Ltd as part of its drive to expand [...] » More

N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday Tuesday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to [...] » More

Five Korea firms win combined $7.2 billion in Kuwait refinery orders

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two [...] » More

US eyes on Japan’s security 5/ Soft power capabilities of China, S. Korea on the rise

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

In this fifth and final installment of an interview series on Japan’s diplomacy and military strategy in East Asia, Kent Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer [...] » More

S. Korea, Japan to hold high-level talks on wartime sex slavery

S. Korea, Japan to hold high-level talks on wartime sex slavery

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Xin hua | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan decided to hold director general-level talks in Seoul next week to discuss the issue of Korean women forced into sex slavery in the Japanese military [...] » More

Gov. Huckabee Claims There’s More Freedom in N Korea than US

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Town Hall | 6:00 AM

North Koreans do not have any of the following freedoms: speech, press, religion, and voting, among many others. North Koreans who are thought to disagree with the government [...] » More

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was [...] » More

N Korea can strike US with nuclear electromagnetic pulse: Report

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Presstv | 6:00 AM

The report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Pyongyang would use its Unha-3 rocket to attack the US from the south over the South Pole, said Peter [...] » More

Won Drops on Bets Dividends in Korea to Boost Dollar Demand

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s won fell for the first time in five days on speculation companies paying dividends to foreign investors will increase dollar demand. Corporates such as [...] » More

Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of [...] » More

Korea to mandate anti-theft mobile feature

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

South Korea is looking to mandate the implementation of an anti-theft tool in all smartphones sold in the country, as it looks to curb growing incidents of theft in the [...] » More

N Korea vows Seoul will pay ‘dear price’ for insults

N Korea vows Seoul will pay ‘dear price’ for insults

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Monday warned South Korea it would pay a “dear price” for recent criticisms of Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and political system, saying [...] » More

Sole Korea Rate-Cut Call Reviewed at ING as Goldman Changes View

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

ING Groep NV is the only bank left predicting a 2014 interest-rate cut in South Korea. There may be none soon as the call is reviewed after a Bank of Korea meeting that [...] » More